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UCLA Report: LA County Air, Groundwater Excessively Polluted

A UCLA study released Tuesday found that while Los Angeles County’s air quality has gotten nominally better, the area’s groundwater and stormwater have excessive levels of pollution.

04/07/2015

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Feds Halt Funding For L.A. County Emergency System

The federal government has suspended $154 million in funding for a troubled Los Angeles County emergency system and ordered work to stop immediately.

04/03/2015

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Appeals Court: Out-Of-Control Kids Can Be Taken Away From Parents

The state can remove an out-of-control child from the custody of a parent even if the mother or father is not to blame for the child’s behavior, a California appeals court said Thursday.

04/02/2015

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Family: County Warned Multiple Times Before Tree Falls On Kids, Fractures Girl’s Skull

One of two children hospitalized after a tree fell on them as they played in their front yard spoke out on Monday night.

03/30/2015

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Judge Approves Settlement In Disabled Inmates Case

A federal judge approved a sweeping settlement Monday mandating improvements for inmates using wheelchairs and others with impaired mobility at Los Angeles County jails.

03/23/2015

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Unemployment Dips To 7.8 Percent In February

Unemployment in Los Angeles County dipped slightly to 7.8 percent in February from a revised 7.9 percent in January, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.

03/20/2015

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Flash Flood Warnings In Effect As Storm Brings Rain, Thunder, Hail To Southland

Heavy rain from a late winter storm hit Los Angeles and Ventura counties on Sunday afternoon while the Southland’s mountains picked up a significant amount of snow from a late winter storm that promised more precipitation as the night wore on.

03/01/2015

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Health Care Providers Take Action To Stop Further Spread Of Measles

Health care providers in California are taking a stand against the spread of measles.

01/29/2015

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SoCal Gas Prices Drop To Lowest Levels In Nearly 6 Years

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped Tuesday to its lowest amount in nearly six years.

01/20/2015

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Methane Emissions Higher Than Estimated In Los Angeles Basin

A sensor atop a Los Angeles County mountain has found that methane emissions in the area are up to 61 percent higher than government estimates, researchers said.

01/14/2015

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Sheriff: LA County Crime Down In 2014

Crime in Los Angeles County was down overall in 2014, according to crime data released Wednesday by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

01/14/2015

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LA County To Consider Upgrades, Relocation For ‘Overcrowded’ Animal Shelters

Upgrades to outdated, overcrowded county animal shelters, including relocating facilities, is being considered by Los Angeles County officials.

01/06/2015

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Dangerous Rip Currents Forecast For Southern California Beaches

There’s a “high risk” of dangerous rip currents in Southern California starting about 10 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

12/24/2014

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LA County Reports 1st Flu Death Of The Season

Los Angeles County health officials Monday reported the first flu death of the season.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/22/2014

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Los Angeles County Unemployment Rate Stays Steady At 8 Percent

Unemployment in Los Angeles County held steady at 8 percent in October, compared to the previous month, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.

11/21/2014

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